Diego Mauricio Avella Patino, MD

Diego Mauricio Avella Patino, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Universidad El Bosque Escuela Medicina Colombiana - 2000
Residency:
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center - 2014
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

275 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

83 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

The clarity of his answers and the kindness and attention when he talks to his patients

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Honest and caring and giving a real effort in correcting the issues

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Same reason. He saved my life

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August 18, 2023

5.0

He is never in a hurry, and always takes time to answer questions and explain my situation

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Doctor Avella provided thorough explanation of my needs and the procedure. Highly recommended.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Avella was professional, direct, answered all of my questions, was thoughtful in his answers. Listened to me & gave me his professional opinion. I feel I received expert medical advice and on top of that he was kind & understanding. What a wonderful combination for a surgeon. I am so impressed with him & glad he is my thoracic surgeon.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

They are excellent

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. is caring and kind yet professional - and he is a great surgeon!!

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent profesional

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July 22, 2023

5.0

Talented, great bedside manner. Very detailed explanations. Tells the truth.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Incredibly warm person. Great at providing explanations of my before- and after-surgery status. Super compassionate. I felt like he was my friend.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Professional. Personable. Thoroughly explained the situation and options.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Very good at communicating what was going on regarding the illness and great care during the surgery.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Very good communication and care.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Explain well

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July 05, 2023

5.0

He’s the doctor that did my surgery.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Delivers unduplicated combination of solutions

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June 23, 2023

5.0

One of the best doctors I’ve ever met.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

So far he seems very knowledgeable and experienced.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable Great bedside manners

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Avella is very caring, you know he is attentive and listens when you’re talking

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June 12, 2023

5.0

He's very professional, polite and he explains in detail his assessment of medical examines.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Avella has been wonderful and throughout all my appointments!

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Extremely talented surgeon exceptional interpersonal skills

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May 23, 2023

5.0

I like how he handles problems when they come up.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

He is an awesome person, very knowledgeable, comforting and reassuring. He explains things clearly.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He was very informative and answered all my questions

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He’s very kind and took all of the time I needed to understand my test results.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He's very professional and he lets you in on everything that he's telling you and makes sure you understand. every time I was in his office I was very comfortable with what he spoke to me and understood what he said.

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Avella was very compassionate, he took the time to sit and explain everything to me, which I really appreciated.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

He’s a real good guy. Seems like a great doctor

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May 05, 2023

5.0

ThoughtfulAnd thorough and very knowledgeable

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May 05, 2023

5.0

See above. Very knowledgeable and great “bedside manner”.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Seems very thorough.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Compassion not always seen in a surgeon

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Doctor and resident were kind, knowledgeable, listened and i truly felt like they cared.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

He answers all my questions and never makes me feel rushed.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Avella helped reassure me and explain everything regarding the procedure I had and my outcome. He knew how much anxiety I had regarding everything and he had a lot of patience and was very knowledgeable and calmed me down.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very confident in his ability to help me….just comes across as so genuine and knowledgeable

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April 17, 2023

5.0

So far so good. First consultation was informative.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

See above. They care about their patients.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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April 12, 2023

5.0

So very good

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April 01, 2023

5.0

If that is what a patient needs to have done.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Patino was kind enough to give me a call when sending an email and he answered all of my questions!

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Avella was the first person to care for me on my cancer journey. He was able to do surgery and performed it perfectly. I was able to heal and feel better quickly. He was very informative, caring, polite, and I felt very comfortable being under his care. He is a Dr I will always remember as he thoroughly explained my diagnosis, surgery and post op pathology reports. I highly recommend Dr. Avella and am very thankful for his work.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough in his explanations

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March 06, 2023

5.0

I am extremely satisfied with his good manners , knowledge and meticulous, detailed approach to this complex disease as cancer. I didn’t feel as another number but empathetic and unselfish finally human experience.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Avella Patino is the only doctor that I saw to thoroughly explain my condition and how he planned to alleviate the problem. I had complete trust in Dr Avella.

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February 27, 2023

5.0

👍👍👍

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February 17, 2023

5.0

Great guy

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Doctor Avella is very caring, and professional doctor. He makes sure that any procedure or care he did my wife and I was well informed. He listened to our concerns and respected our beliefs when considering what steps to take in my care. We went above and beyond to make sure I was well taken care of.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

The staff is all excellent, they treat me very well and I know English and they help me with love and Doctor Avella Patino is very good

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Such a great doctor

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He was thorough in his explanation of my surgical procedure and I could not have asked for better!!

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January 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Avella Patino is a great surgeon and I’m very fortunate to have him for my doctor.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Doctor and resident took their time to explain and answer my questions. I didn't feel rushed.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

Explains everything very well

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Very thorough discussion on my treatment

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December 30, 2022

5.0

Very honest and informative. I completely trust him.

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December 18, 2022

5.0

He is very concerned, thoughtful, and respectful. I like him very much,

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December 16, 2022

5.0

He took his time telling me my results and very professional.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Professional

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November 28, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable concerning my condition,

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November 28, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough with my medical condition and my upcoming options

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November 23, 2022

5.0

I loved that Dr Avella held my hands and looked me in the eye when talking to me. I thought because of covid that he would be more hands off. He explained everything in a way I could understand.

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November 18, 2022

5.0

He takes the time to explain procedures and predictable outcomes.

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November 11, 2022

5.0

Great attention to detail, follow through, solutions, explanations, bedside manner

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November 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgery

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November 03, 2022

5.0

He is a great surgeon he is caring and he makes me comfortable I call him my angle he answers all of my questions and he calls me right back plus he does fantastic work highly recommend this surgeon

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October 28, 2022

5.0

He is a very good doctor and has helped me a lot in my illness.

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October 24, 2022

5.0

Very informative

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October 19, 2022

5.0

Listens, easy to talk with, discusses issues,resolutions and options.

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October 06, 2022

5.0

He broke everything down for me in simple reassuring terms.

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Is easy to talk with, explained all issues and answered questions with easy to understand information. Helped us to make the best decisions regarding further health plans.

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September 26, 2022

5.0

He explained very thoroughly my CT scan, and answered all my questions in a professional manner.

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September 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Avella has tremendous sensitivity, he is a great human being, he explains everything about the surgery very well and takes the time to answer questions. Is the best!!!!

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Very good

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September 15, 2022

5.0

Compassion and kindness.

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September 09, 2022

5.0

Very thoughtful and considerate. Explained everything well.

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September 07, 2022

5.0

This doctor was very personal he listened to my input explained everything very thoroughly I really like him and I think he is one of the best out there

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September 06, 2022

5.0

Dr Patino was kind caring and completely in tune with my thoughts and fears. He explained everything in a clear concise manner in a way I could understand.

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September 02, 2022

5.0

Very professional and thorough.

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Disclosures

Diego Mauricio Avella Patino, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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